10 awesome spring markets to check out in Calgary this May

May 1 2019, 11:43 pm

Pack away the furs and pull out the bomber jackets because it’s officially MAY!

The time of patio season, rompers, and, of course, fun markets!

From global delicacies to delicate crafts, check out these 10 markets around Calgary this May.

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Calgary Night Market

What: This culturally-diverse market is the perfect Saturday night plan when cooking doesn’t sound like a very appealing idea. Local food trucks and vendors line up in the middle of Eau Claire Market to bring you flavours and cultures from around the world. For all the little kiddies, there’s an arts and crafts table to make some wonderful fridge art.

When: Friday, May 3, 2019
Time: 5 to 11 pm
Where: Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Road SW
Cost: Free


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Spring Pottery Market

What: Check out over 30 local vendors and potters at this year’s Spring Pottery Market. Thinking about exercising your green thumb? These handmade clay pots are the perfect addition to your (future) garden.

When: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Triwood Community Hall – 2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW
Cost: Free

Esty — Made in Canada Market

What: Etsy – Made in Canada is an initiative that brings together creatives, collectors and, artisans from all around the city showcasing only the best Etsy has to offer. You can find all types of things from vintage wares to handmade trinkets. Etsy — Made in Canada brings online markets to real life.

When: Sunday, May 6, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Mount Royal University, Ross Glen Hall — 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary
Cost: $3 admission

Calgary Spring Fibre Market

What: The sun may be out, but that doesn’t mean the wind and cold are no longer there. Spin your way into the Spring Fibre Market and check out local fibre enthusiasts. Grab some knit scarves and sweaters or try your hand at some knit-making with a “Spin-in.”

When: Saturday, May 11 to Sunday, May 12, 2019
Time: Saturday – 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday – 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Triwood Community Hall – 2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW
Cost: Free

Mother’s Day at the Market

What: Breakfast in bed is perfect for when you’re 10 years old and can only make cereal, but we think your Mom might value her sheets a little more. Bring your mom, step-mom, grandma, mom-to-be, friend’s mom, neighbour’s mom (okay, you get the point), and give her a pampered afternoon of neck massages and mimosas at the Calgary Farmers’ Market. While she’s relaxing, you can pick up a thoughtful gift and ingredients to make a gourmet dinner that says “Thank you, Mom. For all that you are, and all that you do.”

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Calgary Farmers’ Market — 510 77th Avenue SE, Calgary
Cost: Free


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Triwood Spring Market

What: A staple in Calgary markets, the Triwood Spring Market is the quintessential market for one and all. For the fashion-icon, handmade jewellery is aplenty. For all the hungry foodies, you can taste a range of food from fine Ukrainian foods to delicate Lemonberry pastries and cakes.

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Mount Royal University, Ross Glen Hall — 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary
Cost: Free

Downtown Summer Market

What: This is the second annual Downtown Summer Market and will definitely not be the last. This market ranges from local produce and fresh food to health and wellness. The Downtown Summer Market is everything you would want and need under one roof (actually a hundred little ones, but you get it).

When: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Gulf Canada Square —401 9th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
Cost: Free

Authentically Indigenous Spring Craft Show and Market

What: Markets like this offer a unique shopping experience featuring over 30 Indigenous artists and vendors stretching from Calgary to the Treaty 7 area of Southern Alberta. The premise of this market is simple: Everyday people, making amazing things!

When: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Kerby Centre — 1133 7th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
Cost: Adults: $2, Kids under 12: Free!

Market Collective

What: What was once a dream to showcase local art became a reality over the last 11 years. Market Collective seeks to promote local painters, crafters, and creatives and provide a platform to exhibit their art. You can check out some stunning pieces and so much at Market Collective.

When: Friday, May 24 to Sunday, May 26, 2019
Time: Friday: 4 to 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: BMO Centre Hall A — 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
Cost: Adults: $6 for the whole weekend, Kids under 12: Free!


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Vintage Redefined Market

What: Deemed Calgary’s “Hottest True Vintage Market,” Vintage Redefined offers 18,000-sq-ft of true vintage, mid-century modern, retro, rustic, collectables, re-purposed, reclaimed, jewellery, antiques, and so much more. Check it out and see if you can hunt down some rare finds.

When: Friday, May 25 to Sunday, May 26, 2019
Time: Friday — 4 to 9 pm
Saturday — 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Acadia Recreation Complex — 240 90th Avenue SE, Calgary
Cost: Adults: $7.50 to $10, Kids under 12: Free!

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